Last December, the Department of Rural and Community Development launched a public consultation on the Draft National Volunteering Strategy 2020 – 2025. The closing date for submissions was 31st January. Public Consultation on Draft National Volunteering Strategy 2020 – 2025
“The purpose of this Strategy is to recognise, support and promote the unique value and contribution of volunteers to the society. As we look to the future, we want to put the best possible supports and infrastructure in place so that volunteers and volunteer bodies continue to prosper and that the volunteering needs of present and future generations will be met.”
Volunteer Ireland and the network of Volunteer Centres and Volunteering Information Services have been advocating for a national volunteering strategy for many years. Volunteering in Ireland faces many challenges, such as changing demands from volunteers, demographic changes and lack of resourcing. A national strategy is a chance for people who live and breathe volunteering every day to have an impact on developing volunteering in Ireland.
You can read Dublin City Volunteer Centre’s submission on the Draft National Volunteering Strategy here here.